Hard to up and leave your home’: More Hay River residents prepare to flee rising water – CBC

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Hard to up and leave your home’: More Hay River residents prepare to flee rising water – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202249 Views

May 11, 2022

Keeping evacuees fed, warm and safe a full-fledged effort for volunteers and community

Since flood waters rose in her community, K’atl’odeeche First Nation Chief April Martel has barely slept except for a 10-minute nap here, an hour there, if she’s lucky.

Volunteers are hard at work on the reserve, going door to door to ask residents to leave their homes early, pack the essentials and bring sleeping bags if they have them.

“It’s really hard just to … up and leave your home,” said Martel, who is on the phone constantly to make sure community members are safe, fed and getting to higher ground.

Before she gets some fleeting rest, she group texts a crew of volunteers and firefighters.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/katlodeeche-flood-response-1.6448827

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